HSE News from the Health and Safety Executive UK

  • Construction firm in court over worker’s multiple injuries

    21 Nov 2014, 2:30 pm
    A Glasgow-based construction company has been fined for serious safety failings after a worker was severely injured when he was crushed under nearly two tonnes of plasterboard.
  • HSE jobs – Computer/Data Scientist, HSL

    21 Nov 2014, 11:00 am
    The post holder will provide scientific support in the area of Computer Science analysis expertise, and assist with the design, development and management of solutions for clients. Close date for applications is 16 December 2014.
  • Property developer and builder in court over death at construction site

    21 Nov 2014, 10:00 am
    A Middlesex property development firm and a Buckinghamshire contractor have been ordered to pay a total of over £180,000 for safety failings after a worker was killed whilst driving a dumper truck during construction works at a former military base in ...
  • MCCSG: Health in the construction sector – Liverpool, 8 December 2014

    21 Nov 2014, 10:00 am
    Merseyside and Cheshire Construction Safety Group event. Dr Steve Forman HSE, will be talking about health in the construction sector, such as noise, dust, HAVs and other relevant matters with regards to employees health.
  • COMAH: The new Seveso lll Directive and GHS – Buxton, 4 December 2014

    20 Nov 2014, 1:00 pm
    This course will give an overview of the requirements of the new Directive and the timetable for implementation as revised COMAH regulations.
  • COMAH Compliance for lower-tier establishments – Buxton, 3 December 2014

    20 Nov 2014, 12:00 pm
    This course identifies the COMAH duties for lower-tier establishments and what needs to be done to comply with them. It also explains the duties that fall to the Competent Authority (CA) and local government.
  • Scaffolder in court for dangerous work

    20 Nov 2014, 11:30 am
    An Essex scaffolder and a labourer he employed risked their lives and endangered the public around them with precarious and unsafe work at a Chelsea property.
  • Wimbledon building firm risked workers’ lives

    20 Nov 2014, 10:00 am
    A construction company in south west London has been prosecuted for exposing its workforce to serious dangers on a building site in Holland Park.
  • Contractor in court after falling fence injures 91-year-old pedestrian

    20 Nov 2014, 9:30 am
    A contractor has been fined for safety failings after a pensioner was seriously injured when a metal construction fence collapsed and knocked her to the ground as she walked past a site in south east London.
  • Welsh care home fined following elderly resident’s death

    20 Nov 2014, 8:30 am
    A care home company failed to ensure an elderly resident’s safety when she managed to overcome a restrictor device to open a window and fall from her first floor room.
  • Case 332 – Passenger’s coffee purchase had to be placed on table by train attendant

    19 Nov 2014, 3:00 pm
    A passenger on a train ordered coffee from the trolley service. They reached to take the cup but the trolley attendant explained health and safety regulations stated he had to physically place the hot drink on the table in front of him.
  • Laundry fined after teen worker was trapped in machine

    19 Nov 2014, 1:00 pm
    A Shropshire laundry company has been prosecuted for serious safety breaches after a teenage worker suffered severe injuries when he became trapped in machinery.
  • Bakery firm in court after worker’s hand injury

    19 Nov 2014, 10:00 am
    The UK branch of a Swedish farming group has been fined after an employee suffered serious cuts to his fingers while cleaning a machine at its pastry manufacturing site in Bedford.
  • Unguarded danger at East Yorkshire firm

    18 Nov 2014, 5:00 pm
    A chemical company in East Yorkshire has been prosecuted after an employee lost the ends of three fingers in an unguarded part of a machine collecting calcium oxide dust.
  • Hertfordshire builder in court after illegal gas work

    18 Nov 2014, 11:00 am
    A self-employed builder from East Barnet has been fined after he put the lives of home-owners in danger following the installation of a wall-mounted gas boiler and associated pipe-work at a home in Clacton-on-Sea, despite not being Gas Safe Registered ...